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Enterprise Security Architecture by Nicholas A Sherwood

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Chapter 1

The Meaning of Security

If you are to understand ‘security architecture’ you must first be sure that you understand ‘security’. It is a term that is used many times in many contexts and frequently with different meanings. Here the meaning is discussed within the context of this book – that is protection of the business.

In this chapter you will learn about:

  • The misunderstanding and conflict that often exists between business users and security advisors and designers;
  • The need to ensure that security is in response to perceived business risks and that any other reason for including security is almost certainly invalid;
  • The benefit of seeing security not as a cost, but as a business enabler – helping to achieve business objectives.

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